Category Archives: Publishing

How Do You Query an Agent?

I finished my edits for The Devil Inside Me over the summer. There were some drastic changes–including changing my protagonist–that I did based on feedback from a published author, an agent, and a small press publisher. At first, I started out … Continue reading

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Why You Should Attend a Writing Conference–part two

Last week, after my experience at the Writing Workshop of Chicago, I gave you three reasons for attending a writing conference. Today, I’ll give you three more! 4. Confirmation that you’re moving in the right direction I think for most … Continue reading

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Why You Should Attend a Writing Workshop–part one

If you’ve never attending a writing workshop, my first piece of advice is this: DO IT. So many writers tend to be introverts, and the thought of spending hours alongside total strangers is enough to say, “nah, I’d rather claw … Continue reading

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Writing Queries and Pitching Agents

I finally finished the rough draft and one round of edits for The Devil Inside Me and have begun a never-ending second round of edits. This should be cause for celebration, but I’m holding off until I get the second round … Continue reading

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Chicago Writing Workshop

It’s not too late! There are still open spots for you to sign up and attend the Chicago Writing Workshop that’s happening on Saturday, June 23. If you’re looking for a conference that won’t break the bank (especially if you’re … Continue reading

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I signed up for a writing conference…part deux

I blogged about the Indiana Writing Workshop conference and how excited/nervous I was to attend, but the weather in Illinois and Indiana created enough ice to prevent me from going. However, the folks who put together these workshops do them … Continue reading

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How Many Rejections Can You Take?

Comparison is the thief of joy. I’m positive Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t talking about writers when he said that, but for those of us still in the aspiring-to-be-published category, it most definitely rings true. When you’re the person still wondering if … Continue reading

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Just Submit the Story Already!

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Bootcamp for Writers!

A few people inquired about the bootcamp I mentioned in a previous post, so here are a few details! Once I decided to treat this writing endeavor seriously, I knew I would have to push myself outside of my comfort … Continue reading

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Writing in 2018

Expert’s Opinion Now that January is over and we can forget about all of those goals we made…just kidding! If one of your goals is to further your own knowledge in an area of writing, check out Jane Friedman’s thoughts … Continue reading

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